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Stephen Ross may not be able to teach the Dolphins players how to play football. But the billionaire owner is offering them post-NFL lessons.
Another downfield target to watch
A source confirmed to ESPN that the Bears don't intend to franchise WR Alshon Jeffery, adding the sought-after veteran to a growing list of star receivers expected to be available when free agency begins March 9.
It's assumed the Patriots will tender their top corner as he becomes a restricted free agent. But given Miami's struggles at the position, should the Dolphins make an offer?
The Dolphins should be looking closely at linebackers and offensive line help at the combine. Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis could be one solution.
James Walker ESPN Staff Writer
The Miami Dolphins received three compensatory draft picks this year in the third and two fifth-rounders. Good haul by Miami. This brings the Dolphins' total up to seven picks in the NFL draft.
Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh dishes on the superhero power he wants most, movies that have made him cry, his softer side, details that ensure a romantic date, his cooking abilities and his physique.
The biggest potential problem with losing Kenny Stills is Miami has no one on the roster who can do what he does so well.
The Dolphins entered the offseason in need of a tight end. Then they acquired Julius Thomas. So what are their personnel priorities now?
Julius Thomas was a prolific touchdown scorer when he played for Dolphins coach Adam Gase in Denver.
The Dolphins are giving one-day contracts to six of their past greats, allowing them to officially retire as members of the franchise.
Receivers Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills and safety Reshad Jones are young Dolphins who could cash in with new contracts this offseason.
Jay Cutler and the Bears will likely head their separate ways, but what kind of market will Cutler find?
If the Dolphins don't acquire any more draft picks, they will set a franchise record for fewest selections in a year.
The Jaguars are trading Julius Thomas to the Dolphins, a source confirmed to ESPN. Thomas has agreed to a revised contract as part of the deal, which can't be officially announced until March 9.
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The Dolphins are reportedly acquiring TE Julius Thomas from the Jaguars. Last season Dolphins tight ends combined for 551 yards, 2nd-fewest in the NFL (Jets, 173).
The Dolphins hope to complete a trade to bring in TE Julius Thomas, who posted 24 TDs in two seasons with the Broncos in Adam Gase's offense.
Is Julius Thomas worth trading for?
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday morning the Dolphins and Jaguars are discussing a trade that would send Thomas to Miami. The tight end's numbers have dipped since signing a five-year, $46 million deal with the Jags two years ago, including a 2016 season that ended on injured reserve.
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Cameron Wake received a contract extension from the Dolphins. Wake has 81.5 career sacks, 2nd-most since he entered the NFL in 2009 (DeMarcus Ware - 85.0), and also 2nd-most in Dolphins franchise history (Jason Taylor - 131.0).
The two-year contract extension that Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake reached with the Dolphins is worth $19 million with $11 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN.
Could Kevin Zeitler help improve Miami's strong rushing attack?